Tips and Documents from the Nassau County Police & Other Sources
NYS Coronavirus Halloween Celebration Tips: <https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/10/13244_covid_halloweenguidance_102020-2.pdf>
Wishing all Manhasset kids a FUN Halloween & Here's some tips to keep them safe while having that FUN..
Halloween Safety Tips from the American [...]
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Alert - Vehicle Break-ins and Thefts
Nassau County police urge us to help get this message out to all residents that, day or night, please (1) lock your vehicles remove your keys (FOB) from the vehicle, and (2) Never leave valuables in view, whether parked in your driveway, on the street, or in a parking lot while shopping. Car thefts and break-ins (and attempts) remain a crime of opportunity, especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Police note thieves are increasing and shifting their searches from evening to the daytime. Our residents are doing an ever improving job of reducing car thefts and break-ins by locking and not leaving keys(FOB) in the car, but thieves are still finding such ‘crimes of opportunity’. To the thief it’s a ‘lower risk’ crime - When a thief enters your unlocked car, rummages through your car and leave with nothing, it becomes nuisance crime activity and very difficult to effectively prosecute. However, even if thieves get just a few successful thefts of possessions or the whole car in a neighborhood, that area remains an attractive target to thieves.
Our 6th Pct does remain on constant marked and unmarked vigilant patrols for this activity. YOU CAN HELP:
- See something; say something; CALL 911. If you see suspiciously activity such as unknown persons walking or driving slowing on your block (scouting for targets), checking car door handles, don’t place yourself in danger - CALL 911 ASAP. Thieves often intentionally conceal their face with masks or hooded shirt/jackets as they search. If you are a victim, call 911 as soon as you discover it. Some residents feel embarrassed and don’t even report incidents to police when nothing is taken. Don’t be embarrassed - any details of such activity does help police investigations. If you have a surveillance system that captures suspicious persons or vehicle license plates, give that information or video to responding police.
- In some more modern vehicles, when the keys(FOB) are left in the car, often the mirrors remain standing out; when the FOB is removed from car, mirrors automatically fold inward. Thieves look for these greater opportunities.
- For older vehicles, be aware that vehicle catalytic converter thefts are on the rise due to its expensive replacement cost which can be $1,000 or more. Experienced thieves can crawl under your car and cut out the catalytic converter in under 2 minutes, even doing it in crowded car parking lots and even in broad daylight! It’s a part of a vehicle exhaust system that converts harmful gas engine exhaust to less harmful emissions (smaller than a muffler), with a life of 10 years or more. It often causes your check engine lamp to illuminate and replacement is needed to pass a NYS required annual inspection vehicle emission test. The precious metal global scarcity and cost is making catalytic converters more prone to theft. If you do need a replacement, be suspicious of low cost used parts as they are often unscrupulous stolen parts, exacerbating this criminal activity; Always use a reputable mechanic.
Help keep us all safer by preventing oppounity to theives!
NCPD Stolen Auto -Mirror Scheme flyer.pd[...]
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NCPD Stolen Auto Prevention Tips.pdf
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From the County Security and Police Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN Hurricane Preparedness Tips 2015.pd[...]
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From the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Hurricane Readiness Guide Nassau County [...]
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7 pages of Tips from Nassau County Police on Summer Domestic and International Travel;
NCPD Summer Travel Tips.pdf
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SPIN Burglary Prevention 8.5 x 11.pdf
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SPIN General Safety Tips - If We Can See[...]
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NCPD Crime Prevention If we can see it s[...]
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SPIN Porch Pirates 8.5 x 11.pdf
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SPIN Commercial Burglary Prevention Flye[...]
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SPIN Stolen Auto Prevention 8 5 x 11 201[...]
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Be mindful and cautious about what you and all members of your household post on unsecured social media: including planned outings or vacations that can unnecessarily increase your risk/ exposure to potential burglars!
NCPD Make Your Home Secure Booklet.pdf
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Call 911 about a suspicious person or vehicle. If you choose not to call, try to write down what you observed so that IF you hear about a crime, you can then call and give the police the details you observed. Attached are two handy 'worksheets' to print off and keep in a convenient place for future use that help you make better casual and safe observations. NEVER put yourself in harm's way to get more details than what you are able to casually and safely observe.
NCPD Suspicious Car-Person Worksheets.pd[...]
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NCPD Alert Residential Distraction Burgl[...]
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NCPD Protect Your Child from Online Pred[...]
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Driving Tips For Teens and DWI Teen Safe[...]
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from Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Nassau County Disaster Checklist.pdf
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Suggest you print/ keep in handy place during the winter storm season-in case Internet is down during a storm.
GC Winter Storm Tips.pdf
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Pharmaceutical Disposal Sites (Shed the Meds): Excess and expired medicines are a hazard in your home and require special disposal. DO NOT dispose of medications in your drains or normal trash... they seep into our underground water supplies, and if left in medcine cabinets can be potentially harmful to you and your family. Nassau County Police hold community events throughout the year at specific location. Additionally, NCPD provides a pharmaceutical disposal collection bin in the lobby of all precincts. Nearest lobby is 6th Pct at 100 Community Drive, Manhasset NY.
Telephone Related Scams
SPIN ALERT_Phone Scams 8.5 x 11.pdf
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IRS Telephone Scams NC Police Tips Feb 2[...]
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SPIN Consumer Alert for IRS Scam 4-16-15[...]
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Ever receive a call that rings just one ring? BE CAREFUL - you might NOT want to call the number back.
SPIN One Ring Phone Scam 9-2-14.pdf
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Always verify that you are working directly with your mortgage company.
SPIN- Mortgage Scam 9-15-14.pdf
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If you're ever asked to pay for an item using a Green Dot Money Pak card, it's likely you need to hang up on the caller. Scams have occurred on Craigslist.
SPIN- Green Dot Money Pak Card Scam.pdf
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NCPD Back to School Safety 3pgs.pdf
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NCPD Prom Night Safety Tips.pdf
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In addition to formal County Town or Village cooling centers, your local neighborhood typically has Libraries Municipal Offices as well as public stores that are air conditioned and available as a safer place during heat waves if your home or apt has no AC. Call 311 for the nearest cooling center location(s) to you.
NCPD Health Tips during Heat Waves.pdf
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West Nile Spraying is conducted as needed with notification to affected communities. Currently there are no scheduled activity and this message will be updated if/when it is scheduled. Last spraying was conducted in Aug 2014. When it occurs, sraying is done by ground trucks engaged by Nassau County Dept of Health. Recognized recommendations:
- Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the treatment period and for about 30 minutes afterwards. One should also:
- Keep windows & doors shut. Turn off window fans. Set AC's to recirculate; close fresh air intake vent, if able.
- Keep children’s toys indoors.
- Keep pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.
- Cover any 'live fish ponds' during the spraying hours.
- Vegetable gardens: if being picked on day after spraying, wash vegetables.
Since the effects of the ground treatment dissipate in a few hours, it is not necessary to wash off